How Upstate Forever is responding to COVID-19

Our Greenville and Spartanburg offices have closed while Upstate Forever staff work from home to help protect the health of each other, our families, and our communities. But while we are not together in the office, we remain together in our continued efforts to protect our region's critical lands, waters, and unique character.

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Award Spotlight: Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery - February 27th, 2018

Mary Walsh and Jac Oliver of Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery were presented with the Innovation in Sustainable Business Award at the 2018 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon. read more

By Heather Nix

Legislative Update 2018 Week 6 - February 20th, 2018

Conservation Bank Reauthorization Passes the House Overwhelmingly! read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Update 2018 Week 5 - February 12th, 2018

Conservation Bank Reauthorization gains traction but Nuisance was a nuisance. Shelley Robbins covers the issues that matter most. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Update 2018 Week 4 - February 5th, 2018

Conservation Bank, Nuisance Bill, and some great work by our Upstate delegation. Shelley Robbins covers the issues that will matter most this legislative session. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Greenville should begin to plan for improved rail transport - February 1st, 2018

Local passenger rail transport can be used to steer development and help minimize sprawl. The Upstate may not yet have the necessary population density to support local rail transport, but as one of the nation's fastest growing metro areas, we should start to plan for it. read more

By DeWitt Stone, Guest Blogger

Legislative Update 2018 Week 3 - January 28th, 2018

Encouraging Conservation Bank News this week! Shelley Robbins covers the issues that will matter most this legislative session. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Craft Brewing, Sustainability, and Playing the Long Game - January 26th, 2018

Cheri Chastain, Sustainability Manager for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co and keynote speaker for this year's ForeverGreen Luncheon, weighs in on how sustainability and success go hand in hand. read more

By Cheri Chastain, Guest Blogger

How the Dominion-SCE&G deal could trample property rights - January 25th, 2018

In an op-ed published in The State newspaper, Shelley Robbins explains why Dominion's offer to purchase SCANA could not only threaten property rights, but also strangle the opportunity to increase energy innovation in South Carolina. read more

By Shelley Robbins

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